Suitable Proof of Photographic Identification:
Current Valid signed Passport
Current Valid Driving Licence– must contain photograph (Irish Provisional accepted)
Current EU National Identity Card
Please note the photo and expiry date must be clearly visible.
Suitable Proof of Address:
Documents must be issued to you at your home address within the past 6 months
Utility Bill e.g. telephone, mobile, gas, electricity, heating, oil, waste collection (where a utility bill is a first bill, a second form of address verification is required)
Correspondence from a Regulated Financial Institution operating in the Republic of Ireland (Insurance / Assurance Co., Bank, Building Society, Credit Union, Credit Card Company)
Correspondence from a Government Department / Body
Additional documents can be accepted for 3rd Level Students - Refer to your local Student Officer
If you are not currently resident in Ireland, there are additional identification requirements. Click here for more information.
The name on your photographic identification (e.g. name on your passport) must exactly match the name on your proof of address (e.g. full name on your gas bill).
If you are opening an account for a child as a Parent / Guardian you will need to provide a copy of the child’s Birth Certificate or the applicable Court Order (or other relevant documentary evidence) in order to prove Parenthood / Guardianship. In addition, you will need to provide your own suitable Proof of Identity and Proof of Address, as detailed above.
Please talk to one of our staff by contacting any of our branches or our Customer Service Helpline (1890 724 724 (+353 1 7712424 from outside Ireland), lines are open Monday to Friday 8am – 9pm and Saturday 9am- 6pm – except for Bank Holiday weekends ), if you do not possess the documentation outlined above.
Photocopies of documents are not acceptable.
One of our Customer Service Officials will be happy to take you through the next steps for opening your new account with AIB.